Road Tests Real world tests of LaFerrari vs Ariel Atom


2.7 s
Atom V8 500
2.3 s

Top speed

217 mph
Atom V8 500
170 mph

1/4 mile

9.72 s
Atom V8 500
11.2 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Ferrari LaFerrari

Reasons to consider the
Ferrari LaFerrari

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Much more expensive sticker price $1.30M vs $225k More than 5.8x more expensive harder to own
Much more powerful engine 950 HP @ 9,000 RPM vs 475 HP @ 10,000 RPM 2x stronger engine
Faster top speed 217 mph vs 170 mph 47 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much more torque 663 ft-lb @ 6,750 RPM vs 268 ft-lb @ 7,750 RPM Around 2.5x stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster in the quarter mile 9.72 s vs 11.2 s Around 15% faster at the drag strip
Much bigger engine 6,262 cc vs 3,000 cc More than 2x bigger engine
Side view of Ariel Atom

Reasons to consider the
Ariel Atom V8 500

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Has an air compressor Supercharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Significantly lighter curb weight 1,210 lb vs 2,766 lb 2.3x lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Faster to 60mph 2.3 s vs 2.7 s Around 15% faster to 60mph

Specifications Full list of technical specs


LaFerrari  vs
Ariel Atom 
Brand Ferrari Ariel
Price 1,300,000 225,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2013 2008


Body style Coupe Roadster


Drivetrain Rear wheel drive 2WD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

road tests

LaFerrari  vs
Ariel Atom 
Top speed 217 mph 170 mph
1/4 mile 9.72 s 11.2 s
0-60mph 2.7 s 2.3 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 2.91 lb/hp 2.55 lb/hp
Maximum hp 950 HP @ 9,000 RPM 475 HP @ 10,000 RPM
Maximum torque 663 ft-lb @ 6,750 RPM 268 ft-lb @ 7,750 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion


Displacement 6,262 cc 3,000 cc
Cylinders V12 V8
Air compressor None Supercharger

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,766 lb 1,210 lb
Ferrari LaFerrari
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Ariel Atom V8 500
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